Khartoum 1885

Khartoum 1885

General Gordon's last stand

Campaign 23
  • Author: Donald Featherstone
  • Short code: CAM 23
  • Publication Date: 27 May 1993
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Early in 1881 unrest in the Sudan began to crystallise around Mohammed Ibn Ahmed el-Sayyid Abdullah. Proclaiming himself the long-expected Madhi, the Guided One of the Prophet, he preached that the Sudan was to be purged of its Egyptian oppressors. Drawn in by the Egyptian failure to deal with the situation, the British sent General Gordon to organise an evacuation. On reaching Khartoum however, General Gordon believed, incorrectly, that the Madhi could be reasoned with. Instead of negotiating, the Madhi besieged the town for 317 days. This title looks in particular, although not exclusively, at the battles fought by the British columns sent to relieve Khartoum.

Biographical Note

Donald Featherstone has long been a student of military history and has visited many of the world's most famous battlefields. He has written extensively on a large number of military campaigns from the point of view of both the historian and the wargamer.

Contents

The Rise of the Mahdi in the Sudan
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Graham's First Campaign from Suakim
Khartoum
Final Operations around Suakim, February - May 1885
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming the Sudan Campaigns

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